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oli
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Posted:dont think theres been a thread about this. rolleyes



i was having fun dropping my poi earlier.



you know when you throw your poi and sometimes you cant quite catch it? youve dropped it. all is not lost, what you do is simply incorporate the drop into your spinning. this is suprisingly (or not?) pretty easy to do. what i was doing, and there may be other ways, is just keep spinning.



so imagine you did catch the poi you dropped and continue doing weave motions (or what ever you would have been doing with it, if you had caught it). to pick up the poi, break into some long arm and bend down and scoop up your poi so its all nice and in sync. and it looks pretty smooth. or smoother than it would have done if youd have just dropped it and gone, froook eek. the fun thing about it is that you dont loose the flow when you drop a poi. cool



have fun smile ubbrollsmile

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Puresock
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Posted:I've been playing about with dropping my poi onto my feet and flicking them back up. It's pretty neat. Not exactly new and exciting, though smile

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both
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Posted:yeah.

foot flicks, kick backs (if they are reachable) are cool.

for picking up i generally use a neck or leg through wrap, and scoop it up then. s'alright.

a great thing to learn, dropping.

Im getting there..... *sigh*

T wave


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Catalyst
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Posted:I don't understand what a drop is....you silly monkeys...please explain...... ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile ubbrollsmile

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MillenniuM
MillenniuM

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Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 595
Posted:1. Make sure you are on a planet with gravity

2. Throw your poi in to the air

3. Leave for 10, 15 minutes (Note: May take as little as 2 seconds)

4. You successfully completed a drop!


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Dunc
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playing the days away
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Posted:remember at Brizzol when we were playing with those poi pick ups Oli?
Basically you can "whip pick up" so long as you aim the head of the poi near the head of the other and there's a little bit of space between the tailing end and the floor, it comes up in good rhthym and you can generally get a good 360 out of it before it starts to become untangled and fly away so you have plently of time to work it back in smoothly smile


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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
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Posted:one thing that is actually easier to do in juggling than it is to do with poi: drop.

i'm getting really good at drops - i'm up to dropping 8 all in quick succession smile

as a quick on-topic aside:

there is one drop i used to do on purpose - in wall plane do a high btb stop (i.e. hand behind shoulder, poi stalled down the line of your spine) with one arm.
drop the poi from this position and swing your arm out to the side, down and back down btb (waggling your open fingers all the way) to catch the poi by your bum.
has a nice little effect of a temporarily disappearing poi as when your hand swings round after the stop, it is magically empty smile


cole. x


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Dunc
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playing the days away
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Posted:wow, juggling, poi and magic all in one! eek biggrin

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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NYC
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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:[Aren't we really talking about pickups... the drops are self explanatory?]

Hrmm... wonders if there are any cool ways to pickup my fire plate. Without killing everyone.


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coleman
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Posted:Written by: NYC

[Aren't we really talking about pickups... the drops are self explanatory?]




chicken and egg dude.


cole. x


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they do porridge."
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Glåss
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The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
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Total posts: 2523
Posted:Pictures nyc as an Egg Dude
hmmm
NYC, Sunglasses, fulll body egg suit, stripy tights on his leg, chicken feet....

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: coleman

Written by: NYC

[Aren't we really talking about pickups... the drops are self explanatory?]




chicken and egg dude.


cole. x



Not necesarily. When I read 'drops' I actually thought people were bouncing poi, which can obviously be done.

Or you could just drop and leave it there. And pull another poi from somewhere else. Or turn a double weighted poi into a meteor.


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Glåss
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The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
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Posted:What
WHAT!!!
$%*)
Don't I get anything for picturing you in a full body egg suit, what do I have to do?? fake a coposite image of it???

I go to all the trouble of having that thought, and you wont even bother to pretend to be insulted.
Right
thats it
I'm off smile


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Catalyst
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Posted:I would really love to see an image of NYC in a full body egg suit.....when can you have it finished?
bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce


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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA
Member Since: 27th Mar 2003
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Posted:What a coincidence. Thats what he wore at the NY Burning Man Decompression while he did his flaming plate spinning act!



Ok, he didnt wear that... But I vote he wears one next party biggrin


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NYC
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NYC
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Total posts: 9232
Posted:
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Pirate Ninja
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Posted:deviled egg?

Love is the law.

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Glåss
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The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
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Total posts: 2523
Posted:close NYC,
But stripy tights and big chicken feet too smile


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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted:Hee hee..

I reckon:


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wink


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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Posted:Hang on a minute..

offtopic EVERYONE from Duncs sendon post..

That includes:
NYC
Coleman
Glass
Catalyst
ICON
Ado-P
Ucof.

spank for all of you.


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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
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Posted:i was thinking something more simple like:


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thanks to the image below, this post is on topic (three of them in fact).

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cole. x


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they do porridge."
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:See! See!

I get berated by Mods for dragging topics off topic (not in the saving chocolate bars from being raped way), and then everyone else goes and does it and no mods are online to berate them!

I cant win!

*wonders if he can encorporate reverse psycology into something somehow*


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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
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Posted:i feel your pain ucof.

and on top of that, doesn't it just make you crazy when people post about other toys in the poi moves section mad

Written by: NYC

[Aren't we really talking about pickups... the drops are self explanatory?]

Hrmm... wonders if there are any cool ways to pickup my fire plate. Without killing everyone.



ah, well.

without being a mod or having a member number below 1000 we are forever consigned to the hop backbenches, only to be called upon to shout 'hear, hear' and occasionally to express our own wacky opinions so we can be properly and regularly berated and chastised by the old skool hoppers.

woe is us.

wink


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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mcp
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Flying Water Muppet
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Posted:ubblol at coleman

You mean this thread isn't going to go into a huge debate on whether to call them drops or pickups, ranging first over what people think they should be called, then technical definitions, then philosohpy of definitions, then nitpicking over the definitions, then defining the words used in the definations, then partially forgetting about the whole previous discussion and debating on moral issues what they should be called, then finding out what arashi calls them, which rev will disbute, while everybody else debates on semantic ground what they should be called. Then glass defines them in a zen fashion, which everybody disagrees with, so he defines them each in a mechanical fashion which everybody agrees with. Then NYC starts up the argument again with a post containing sensible moderate views, which starts the entire argument up again, then a mod comes on and locks the thread, just as bluecat and poipoipoi was about to post. So they go away and play with hats and devilsticks respectively instead?

I'm really dissapointed now. frown


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Posted:ditto i too was expecting to find wot meg said... ubblol

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:"doesn't it just make you crazy when people post about other toys in the poi moves section"

Too right.

It downright disgusts me.

angry


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NYC
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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Yes yes.

I feel the hate.

Point taken.


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Yes, let's go.
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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
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Posted:since new moves are so few and far between in the staff forum, and I have no time to practise, I guess arguments and heated discussions are the most fun part of HOP. I really have to start writing that book...

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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Pirate Ninja
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Posted:Fight!!! Fight!!!!

Love is the law.

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coleman
coleman

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Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
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Posted:*throws snowball*

smile

*then picks it up again so as to remain on topic*

ooh bugger - are snowballs classed as 'other toys'...? wink


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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Pirate Ninja
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Posted:not if you tie a bit of string on em and swing em around...

might be hard to set fire to them though.


Love is the law.

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